Refactor North: Whangarei April 2017

  • Distinction Hotel 9 Riverside Drive Whangarei, Northland, 0112 New Zealand

Welcome to the first ever Refactor North! We're bringing Refactor to Whangarei. Join us for an awesome evening of inspiring talks, where we'll hear from Lillian Grace, Jane McKenzie, and Philippa Mannagh.

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Distinction Hotel, 9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
Tickets $20 (which includes canapés and your first drink) – open to all

Speaker profiles

Lillian Grace

Lillian (@gracefullillian) is CEO and Founder of Figure.NZ, the first organisation globally to assert everyone can use data in their thinking, and to build the systems, software, relationships and trust to enable this. Figure.NZ provides a data publishing service to organisations with data, standardising it and making it truly usable for everyone regardless of skill level. Lillian is on the recently established Data Futures Partnership Working Group, on the Expert Advisory Panel of the Open Government Partnership, as well as on the board of the NZ Innovation Partnership and of NZ’s Centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini. Previously Lillian was at Academy Award-Winning Massive Software, and at think tank The New Zealand Institute.

Jane McKenzie

Jane is the Head of Corporate IT at RefiningNZ.  She's had the opportunity to work across many industry sectors and she has been part of and witnessed from the beginning the pace of technology and the progression of workforce cultural re-calibration. Her path to this role started in Dunedin as an Information Systems student and stepped through various application development, PC Support, training, engineering, IT architecture and management and programme leadership roles up the country to Northland. Here she can commute to work from Manganese Point to Marsden Cove by boat every day.

Philippa Mannagh

Philippa Mannagh's idea to dive into the world of social media management birthed from a quiet night in with the hubby, noticing then trends in America and a passion to network with people and other businesses online from the comfort of her own family home. Her desire to connect women in business through story-telling, social media and networking drove her everyday mum-juggle to a freedom lifestyle that would ensure she could be at the sidelines of school sports days and even work from the beach when desired.  Four years later, she now works with companies, local business, individuals and organisations to better themselves online and to help them to find their voice. Philippa's business today was built purely from her Facebook Business Page and her then, three fellow Mums in Business chatting around her coffee table multiplied quickly into a community of over 550 online women eager to support each other through this busy time of their lives, finding more flexibility and permission to have the best of both worlds.